Facts about Richard Whately

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Richard Whately was a famous Writer from England, who lived between February 1, 1787 and October 8, 1863.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 24 quotes who is written / told by Richard, under the main topic Wisdom.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Charles Eastman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, Elbert Hubbard, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alice Meynell, James Lane Allen, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, John Stuart Mill, Charles Dickens, Thomas Huxley, William James, George Santayana, Benjamin Disraeli, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, V. Cousin

Famous quotes by Richard Whately (24)


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"The happiest lot for a man, as far as birth is concerned, is that it should be such as to give him but little occasion to think much about it"
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"Unless people can be kept in the dark, it is best for those who love the truth to give them the full light"
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"Preach not because you have to say something, but because you have something to say"
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"Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth"
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"A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune"
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"There is a soul of truth in error; there is a soul of good in evil"
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"Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man"
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"In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed; we see the most indistinctly the objects which are close around us"
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"He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts"
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"To follow imperfect, uncertain, or corrupted traditions, in order to avoid erring in our own judgment, is but to exchange one danger for another"
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"It is generally true that all that is required to make men unmindful of what they owe God for any blessing is that they should receive that blessing often and regularly"
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"It is folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do"
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"Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man"
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"A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's"
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"To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself"
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"Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one"
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"Happiness is no laughing matter"
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"All men wish to have truth on their side; but few to be on the side of truth"
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"To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air"
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"It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary"
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"Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it"
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"Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory"
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"As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, 'What is truth?'"
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"It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary"


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